Deputy Constable Frederick James Smartt

Deputy Constable Frederick James Smartt

Fresno County Constable's Office - Fresno Judicial District, California

End of Watch Friday, August 16, 1918

Frederick James Smartt

Deputy Constable Smartt was killed in a motorcycle while on patrol. His motorcycle collided with a fruit truck and he was thrown to the ground. The truck then ran over him, causing fatal internal injuries. Deputy Constable Smartt succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Deputy Constable Smartt had been in law enforcement for 20 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 15, 1918

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 22, 2013

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